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August 15, 2019
Writing with Goats on Cape Cod
If you want to add more texture to your writing, or if you have writer’s block, or if you love goats, this is the workshop for you!
In this three-hour workshop, you will generate new writing in response to creative writing prompts. Writing will be interspersed with walking, feeding, and watching real live goats. You can interact with chickens and dogs too if you wish.
By the end of the three-hour workshop, you will generate enough new material to create an essay, a chapter for your novel, a poem, a short story, a great Facebook post, or at the very least, a tweet.
Meghan Hanawalt will be on hand to answer questions about goats and what it’s like to be a goat herder.
Kit Irwin will guide the group through writing prompts. Her fiction has appeared in magazines, such as The Kenyon Review, and in anthologies, such as Flash Fiction Forward. Kit earned a masters in Critical and Creative Thinking from UMass Boston.
The four Nigerian dwarf goats are Mac and Ivy, who are three years old, and the twins Thelma and Louie, who are one year old.
There will be chickens and friendly dogs as well.